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Mozart Society of America Conference: Mozart and Modernity

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
Music Building (MB)
Room: von Kuster Hall
Mozart Society of America conference

The Mozart Society of America's seventh biennial conference is being held at Western University. We are honoured to welcome presenters and guests to the Don Wright Faculty of Music from Oct. 19-21.

Agenda - Saturday, October 21

9:00–12:00 Session 3 (Sessions 1 & 2 - see October 19)
Chair, Chris Lynch
Martin Nedbal (University of Kansas), “Eighteenth-Century Opera and Modern Nationalism:
Angelo Neumann, Gustav Mahler, and the 1887 Don Giovanni Centennial in Prague”
Annie Yen-Ling Liu (School of Music, Soochow University, China), “Mozart, Modernization,
and the Fading of the Cultural Revolution in China”
Adem Merter Birson (Ankara, Turkey), “Mozart’s Turkish Tattoo: Die Entführung aus dem
Serail and Turkish Music in Eighteenth-Century Vienna”
Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), “Back to Mozart, 1921”
12:00–1:30 Lunch
1:30–4:30 Roundtable on Wye Jamison Allanbrook, The Secular Commedia: Comic Mimesis
in Late Eighteenth-Century Music
Moderator, Adeline Mueller
Presenters: Nathan Martin (University of Michigan), James Currie (University at Buffalo,
SUNY), Edmund Goehring (The University of Western Ontario)
4:30–4:45 Closing remarks

The public is welcome to attend any/all sessions throughout the conference.

Since 2001 the Mozart Society of America has organized biennial conferences that attract an international group of scholars and performers as participants and attendees. These conferences explore various themes in Mozart studies through papers, panel discussions, library- or museum-sponsored exhibitions, and performances.

For complete schedule and information about the conference (including lectures, concerts and theatrical performances), visit

Ed Goehring - Associate Professor

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